Happy Earth Day – suckers!

I know I’m a day late on this, but I have an excuse – I forgot about Earth Day. I just don’t give a shit about it.

According to this story, however, our dear comrade leader and his second in command (President Pro Tem of the politboro) care so much about Earth Day that they took Air Force One AND Air Force Two to separate airports in the NYC area to attend Earth Day celebrations just miles apart. Air traffic was delayed at both airports and the two jumbo jets burned thousands of gallons of fuel on the round trips.

On a day when many Americans will be reflecting upon how they can reduce their impact on the environment, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will board separate jets in Washington on Earth Day morning to fly 250 miles up the east coast to New York, where they will land at separate airports to attend separate events within a few miles of each other.

The parallel visits of Air Force One (a 747/VC-25 aircraft) and Air Force Two (a 757/C-32A aircraft) will delay dozens, if not hundreds of commercial flights at Kennedy and LaGuardia and other nearby airports as no-fly zones are implemented. Jets will be forced to circle and burn more fuel as they wait for the VIPs to come and go. Their security contingents consisting of dozens of cars, SUVs and helicopters will burn even more. Throw in thousands of commuters’ cars and delivery trucks sitting idle in traffic as law enforcement closes large swaths of the city and you have yourself a very Earth-unfriendly day.

It’s so comforting to know that our government leaders are so concerned about us little people. I feel a tear coming on.

In other Earth Day news:

Here’s a list (from Neal Boortz) of predictions from the experts on the first Earth Day. My favorite:

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

Spot on, Kenneth. Read them all. Makes you wonder if these “experts” feel at all stupid for their FAIL.

Finally, there’s this link. A very funny take on Earth Day from comedian George Carlin. (NSFW)

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